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I love Instagram. In fact, it could be bordering on obsession. But can you blame me? With all the incredible beauty accounts, I’m practically forced to scroll through all the pretty snaps every hour on the hour. Productivity level = 0 (just joking, Carli!).

Anyway, I’ve dug up some real dynamite accounts. Here are the hair wizards of Instagram that are no more than just a double tap away…



Who it is: You may have seen their signature “xoxo, S&S” in their Insta bio, but we bet you didn’t know the letters stand for Shir Ben-Zikry and Sophie Rose, who started @instabraid in 2012 as fifteen-year-old braid-loving teens.

What you’ll see: The most incredible braids. These girls have one million followers for a reason: there are no product ads or inspirational memes to distract you, just thousands of beautiful braids. Prepare to get lost in a sea of cool girl fishtails.



Who it is: Sam McKnight, a renowned hair stylist and Vogue UK guest blogger.

What you’ll see: His list of achievements is seriously impressive. With 30 years experience in the biz under his belt, you’ll see plenty of backstage snaps from collaborations with Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Fendi and Vogue, plus pictures of wildly imaginative wigs, veils and hair pieces that defy gravity. Oh, and Cara loves him, so there’s that.



Who it is: Christina Butcher, the curly-haired wonder behind the Hair Romance blog.

What you’ll see: A vast array of gorgeous updos, brilliant braids and tutorials all expertly executed for your convenience. You name it, there’s a tutorial for it. Cue 2,000 reasons to ditch the topknot.



Who it is: Stephanie Brinkerhoff, a professional wedding hair stylist and make-up artist from Utah.

What you’ll see: Ring a-ding ding! Hear the sounds of wedding bells as you peruse hundreds of soft, beautiful hairstyles. Think Southern belle meets medieval romance. Brides-to-be, expect to spend a lot of time pinning these dreamy looks to your wedding inspiration board.



Who it is: The official Instagram account for the Andy Lecompte Salon in West Hollywood, LA. Andy boasts a long list of celeb clients, including Madonna, Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Diane Kruger, Christina Hendricks, Chloe Mortez, Mila Kunis, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Biel.

What you’ll see: Lots of celeb-spiration, including the latest styles from award nights, red carpets, and magazine covers. He also posts the occasional celeb selfie. Jealous, us? Never.



Who it is: Hairstylist and award-winning owner of Raw salon, Anthony Nader.

What you’ll see: He splits his time between New York and Sydney, so this account is as chic as it comes. It features gobsmackingly beautiful editorial shots mixed with photos of real clients and on-trend looks.



Who it is: Founded by our number one #girlcrush Lauren Conrad, The Beauty Department is a website run by hair and nail guru Kristin Ess (follow her personal account here) and her team of beauty pros in the know.

What you’ll see: The messy ponytail of your dreams, a very easy (but complicated looking) Macramé braid and tutorials on the lob. It really is a “daily dose of pretty”.



Who it is: The account for the Stevie English Hair Salon in Glebe, NSW.

What you’ll see: An epic collection of bold cuts and colours, before and after snaps, sexy bobs and bangs that are so on point. #nextlevel

What other inspirational Instagram accounts do you follow?

Posted by bh’s Astrid Taemets